Belarus and the EU: Europe mulls next steps after disputed election

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    One of the pressing foreign policy issues facing the EU today involves one of its direct neighbours: Belarus. Belarusians are still protesting the disputed re-election of Alexander Lukashenko back in August – and reports of human rights violations by Belarusian authorities continue too. Major opposition figures are calling on the EU for action: but beyond sanctions, exactly what action should the bloc take, and what could the consequences be? We debate this with two MEPs.

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    Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

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